Economic Issues

Commenting on the latest labour market data published today, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Workers are facing the double whammy of rising prices and slower pay growth. But Theresa May seems content to leave Britain drifting towards a new living standards crisis.
15 March 2017
- 1 in 10 workers in the region now in insecure jobs - TUC launches new initiative for workers to share their experience of insecure work Nearly half of (47%) jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the...
15 March 2017
Commenting on figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that the number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased by 13% over the past year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
15 March 2017
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15 March 2017
Responding to today’s (Wednesday) Budget Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
08 March 2017
The TUC has today (Sunday) published its full budget submission, calling on the Chancellor to honour the Prime Minister’s pledge in October to “put the power of government squarely at the service of ordinary working-class people.” TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Prime Minister said she would put the...
06 March 2017
Introduction The 2017 budget takes place at a time when working people across Britain face profound uncertainty. While the Prime Minister has made clear her negotiating priorities for our exit from the European Union and our future trading relationship, we cannot know to what extent this will be achieved, or...
05 March 2017
The TUC has expressed concern at the government’s announcement today (Thursday) that the state-backed National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) will not be allowed to offer retirement income products.
02 March 2017
Thursday 2 March 2017: For immediate release Just one in three (35%) part-time workers in the private sector is in a pension scheme, according to ONS figures published today (Thursday). TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s very worrying that millions of part-time workers don't have pensions. Women make up...
02 March 2017
- The UK ranks 103 out of 112 countries for wage growth over the post-crisis period - The value of the average wage in the UK fell by 1% a year over 2008 to 2015 - Budget must deliver plan to get wages rising faster, says TUC
27 February 2017